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11200311

Very Rare Tigranes the Younger

CNG 112, Lot: 311. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of ARMENIA. Tigranes ‘the Younger’. 77/6-66 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.08 g, 12h). Tigranocerta mint. Struck circa 71 BC. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing tiara decorated with comet / Tyche of Antioch seated right on rock, holding laurel branch; below, river-god Orontes swimming right; ΣΩ in exergue. Kovacs 132; SCADA Group 1, dies A1/P1 (Damaskos satellite mint); M&D 51; CAA 10; AC 28 (all but Kovacs as Tigranes II). A little off center on reverse. VF. Very rare.